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    incoming{like a wave}

    just curious to if anybody has ever had three chapters just drop out of them out of nowhere. I swear that happened to me last weak. I was doing pretty well but It dried up. If you would like I'll post parts of the chapters to show that this happened. the thing is though, sometimes it's like that with me and other times, nothing. so I was wondering if this was the norm or is this just me.
    striding and swagering rootlessness with out end the precious flow of life.

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    Many famous authors say that the idea came to them all at once. Others build up a kernel of an idea into a fully fleshed out novel. I don't think it matters how you get your inspiration - but as a writer, it's your job to be inspired. So the problem comes if you can only write when chapters drop out of nowhere and are stuck the rest of the time.
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    agreed
    striding and swagering rootlessness with out end the precious flow of life.

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    I've had full poems come in 5-10 minutes and, even in retrospect, I've found very little need to revise them. That's rare, though. Occasionally it has happened with scenes, too.

    Usually I have to struggle to write crap, then make it better through another struggle of revision.
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    I hear you. it's a struggle but I think i have a solution that will work for me.. I may have two... the . 3-5-1 rule is one of them. basically.. 3 weeks chill... 3 weeks work my pants off... 2 weeks work after 5pm... 1 week exercise.. rinse and repeat.. I am on the last one now. lets see how it works.
    striding and swagering rootlessness with out end the precious flow of life.

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    I've definitely had disjointed shards of inspiration, and on occasion I'll give in. Usually the result is one single chapter in a work that has yet to (and probably won't) ever be written. Not saying they're bad, or anything, but often I can't muster up a good enough story to justify it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellInkston View Post
    I've definitely had disjointed shards of inspiration, and on occasion I'll give in. Usually the result is one single chapter in a work that has yet to (and probably won't) ever be written. Not saying they're bad, or anything, but often I can't muster up a good enough story to justify it all.
    I used to feel this way, but then I realized that none of the stories ever justify it until the revision state anyway. Also, while the first few stories I wrote never really justified it, my job is simply to write. The more consistently I show up and write until the job is done, the more the muse chooses to inspire better stories in me. I hope. I think.
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    You're not alone. The entire manuscript of, Samantha and the Bear, dropped on me one evening while I was editing a WIP.

    Within not more then a minute the story had shouldered its way into my mind, leaving me stunned. After a moment of "what in the hell just happened?" I put the manuscript aside, grabbed a pen and a tablet, and wrote out a detailed plot outline before I could forget it. I didn't get back to the story for nearly a year, but I never referred to those notes because the story had been burned into my mind by that info-dump from the muse.

    I love when that happens.
    Last edited by Jay Greenstein; April 6th, 2017 at 04:49 AM.

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